UK Guidelines Quiz – Recognising Suspected Neurological Conditions 

Dr Rob Hicks


July 15, 2019

NICE highlights how in adults the sudden onset of taste or smell distortion is unlikely to be caused by structural neurological abnormality, and how it usually resolves within a few months. Transient, repetitive smell or taste hallucinations may be related to epilepsy and should be referred for investigation, whereas loss of taste or smell immediately after a head injury, or with normal neuroimaging, does not need routine referral.


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